Canadiens’ Carey Price resumes skating, no timeline for return


Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price warms up before the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Gerry Broome / AP)

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price resumed skating Friday and also took the ice Saturday as he continues to work back from off-season knee surgery.

There remains no timeline for his return to game action.

Price last played on July 7 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Tampa Bay Lightning won the match 1-0 to take the series and the championship for the second consecutive season.

The 34-year-old has yet to play a game this season due to the knee surgery and time spent in the NHL/NHLPA’s joint player assistance program.

He started skating in late 2021 but then had to take a step back in his recovery, returning to only off-ice work. Now, he is back on the ice and one step closer to resuming his career.

The Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Saturday for their seventh win in the last eight games. Montreal has 26 games remaining this season.

In other injury news, the Canadiens announced that centre Jake Evans is day-to-day with an upper-body injury while Christian Dvorak, Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin and Jake Allen will join the team in Vancouver and begin practicing in non-contact jerseys.

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